Augusta National Golf Club Plans Significant Renovation, Two-Level Addition To Clubhouse
Augusta National Golf Club is “planning a major renovation and addition to its historic clubhouse,” according to Steve Crawford of the AUGUSTA CHRONICLE. A site plan filed to the city by Cranston Engineering Group shows that the club “intends to demolish a portion of the existing building, including the kitchen area, and an adjacent building on the northeast side of the clubhouse to make way for the new structure.” Augusta Planning & Development Zoning Administrator Bob Austin said that the plan "shows a large, two-level structure will be built, with the lower level sitting below grade." He added that the plans "did not indicate the square footage of the proposed structure but that it appeared to be substantial." Augusta Licensing & Inspection Construction Manager Marshall Masters said that there have been "discussions with club representatives about the project but no building plans had been filed, nor had any permits been requested.” Crawford noted the building "that became the clubhouse was constructed in 1854" (AUGUSTA CHRONICLE, 10/28). GOLF WORLD MONDAY's E. Michael Johnson notes the Augusta National clubhouse has "undergone numerous changes over the years." The last "substantial work done was the remodeling of the locker room and grill room" in '03. Augusta National now "appears poised to present a new look to members and Masters patrons" (GOLF WORLD MONDAY, 10/29 issue).